£3.45m upgrade to substation completed
Published: 12 December 2019 - Carly Wills
SP Energy Networks has completed a £3.45m project to upgrade one of its key installations located in Renfrewshire. The electricity network operator has successfully completed its two-year modernisation project at Erskine substation, futureproofing the reliable and safe supply of electricity to the area.
The project, which started in June 2018, has involved the replacement of two 132kV grid transformers along with the upgrade of associated equipment, which will ensure the network plays its part in supplying clean, safe and secure electricity for years to come.
Steven McLagan, head of programme – substations, at SP Energy Networks Major Projects commented: “We are fully committed to ensuring the transmission network continues to be safe and reliable into the future. SP Energy Networks’ modernisation projects and the significant changes that have taken place across our network in recent times allow our stakeholders to appreciate the full benefit of modern technology as we play our important role in the countries move to clean and sustainable energy throughout Central and Southern Scotland and beyond. Our £20m investment into green technology will play a major role in helping to cut greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2045.”